English

Functional Skills:

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening Level 1:

R1.1 Identify the main points and ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts

R1.2 Read and understand texts in detail

R1.3 Utilise information contained in texts

R1.4 Identify suitable responses to texts

W1.1 Write clearly and coherently, including an appropriate level of detail

W1.2 Present information in a logical sequence

W1.3 Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience

SL1.1 Make relevant and extended contributions to discussions, allowing for and responding to others’ input

SL1.2 Prepare for and contribute to the formal discussion of ideas and opinions

SL1.3 Make different kinds of contributions to discussions

SL1.4 Present information/points of view clearly and in appropriate language

Level 2:

R2.1 Select and use different types of texts to obtain and utilise relevant information

R2.2 Read and summarise, succinctly, information/ideas from different sources

R2.3 Identify the purposes of texts and comment on how meaning is conveyed

R2.4 Detect point of view, implicit meaning and/or bias

R2.5 Analyse texts in relation to audience needs and consider suitable responses

W2.1 Present information/ideas concisely, logically, and persuasively

W2.2 Present information on complex subjects clearly and concisely

W2.3 Use a range of writing styles for different purposes

W2.4 Use a range of sentence structures, including complex sentences, and paragraphs to organise written communication effectively

W2.5 Punctuate written text using commas, apostrophes and inverted commas accurately

W2.6 Ensure written work is fir for purpose and audience, with accurate spelling and grammar that support clear meaning in a range of text types.

SL2.1 Consider complex information and give a relevant, cogent response in appropriate language

Sl2.2 Present information and ideas clearly and persuasively to others

SL2.3 Adapt contributions to suit audience, purpose and situation

SL2.4 Make significant contributions to discussions, taking a range of roles and helping to move discussion forward

Key Activities / Homework Persuasive writing and writing to inform. Second half focus on speaking and listening assessment.
Assessments Past papers and appropriate skills derived from tested skills.
Suggest reading & support materials Exemplar material and previous exam papers.   Intervention/electives. January entry.

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening Level 1:

R1.1 Identify the main points and ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts

R1.2 Read and understand texts in detail

R1.3 Utilise information contained in texts

R1.4 Identify suitable responses to texts

W1.1 Write clearly and coherently, including an appropriate level of detail

W1.2 Present information in a logical sequence

W1.3 Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience

SL1.1 Make relevant and extended contributions to discussions, allowing for and responding to others’ input

SL1.2 Prepare for and contribute to the formal discussion of ideas and opinions

SL1.3 Make different kinds of contributions to discussions

SL1.4 Present information/points of view clearly and in appropriate language

Level 2:

R2.1 Select and use different types of texts to obtain and utilise relevant information

R2.2 Read and summarise, succinctly, information/ideas from different sources

R2.3 Identify the purposes of texts and comment on how meaning is conveyed

R2.4 Detect point of view, implicit meaning and/or bias

R2.5 Analyse texts in relation to audience needs and consider suitable responses

W2.1 Present information/ideas concisely, logically, and persuasively

W2.2 Present information on complex subjects clearly and concisely

W2.3 Use a range of writing styles for different purposes

W2.4 Use a range of sentence structures, including complex sentences, and paragraphs to organise written communication effectively

W2.5 Punctuate written text using commas, apostrophes and inverted commas accurately

W2.6 Ensure written work is fir for purpose and audience, with accurate spelling and grammar that support clear meaning in a range of text types.

SL2.1 Consider complex information and give a relevant, cogent response in appropriate language

Sl2.2 Present information and ideas clearly and persuasively to others

SL2.3 Adapt contributions to suit audience, purpose and situation

SL2.4 Make significant contributions to discussions, taking a range of roles and helping to move discussion forward

Key Activities / Homework Writing to entertain and advise and continued speaking and listening.
Assessments Past papers and appropriate skills derived from tested skills. Speaking and listening exemplar/trials!
Suggest reading & support materials Intervention. Electives
Term 3
Key Learning Objectives R1.1 Identify the main points and ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts

R1.2 Read and understand texts in detail

R1.3 Utilise information contained in texts

R1.4 Identify suitable responses to texts

W1.1 Write clearly and coherently, including an appropriate level of detail

W1.2 Present information in a logical sequence

W1.3 Use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience

SL1.1 Make relevant and extended contributions to discussions, allowing for and responding to others’ input

SL1.2 Prepare for and contribute to the formal discussion of ideas and opinions

SL1.3 Make different kinds of contributions to discussions

SL1.4 Present information/points of view clearly and in appropriate language

Level 2:

R2.1 Select and use different types of texts to obtain and utilise relevant information

R2.2 Read and summarise, succinctly, information/ideas from different sources

R2.3 Identify the purposes of texts and comment on how meaning is conveyed

R2.4 Detect point of view, implicit meaning and/or bias

R2.5 Analyse texts in relation to audience needs and consider suitable responses

W2.1 Present information/ideas concisely, logically, and persuasively

W2.2 Present information on complex subjects clearly and concisely

W2.3 Use a range of writing styles for different purposes

W2.4 Use a range of sentence structures, including complex sentences, and paragraphs to organise written communication effectively

W2.5 Punctuate written text using commas, apostrophes and inverted commas accurately

W2.6 Ensure written work is fir for purpose and audience, with accurate spelling and grammar that support clear meaning in a range of text types.

SL2.1 Consider complex information and give a relevant, cogent response in appropriate language

Sl2.2 Present information and ideas clearly and persuasively to others

SL2.3 Adapt contributions to suit audience, purpose and situation

SL2.4 Make significant contributions to discussions, taking a range of roles and helping to move discussion forward

Key Activities / Homework Writing to advise.
Assessments Previous questions/tasks.
Suggest reading & support materials Intervention/electives

iGCSE:

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives From the specification                                                                                                                                                                           AO1: Reading

R1 demonstrate understanding of explicit meanings

R2 demonstrate understanding of implicit meanings and attitudes

R3 analyse, evaluate and develop facts, ideas and opinions

R4 demonstrate understanding of how writers achieve effects

R5 select for specific purposes.

AO2: Writing

W1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

W2 sequence facts, ideas and opinions

W3 use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W4 use register appropriate to audience and context

W5 make accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

AO3: Speaking and listening

SL1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

SL2 present facts, ideas and opinions in a sustained, cohesive order

SL3 communicate clearly, fluently and purposefully as an individual and in dialogue with other speakers

SL4 use register appropriate to audience and context

SL5 listen to and respond appropriately to the contributions of others.

Key Activities / Homework Motivating students to learn and achieve – instilling positive reinforcement. Continued drafting and writing of coursework and exam questions. Retake = November 4th.
Assessments First piece of coursework (including drafts) and exam questions
Suggest reading & support materials Exemplar material and previous exam papers. Intervention/electives for November entry students.

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives SL1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

SL2 present facts, ideas and opinions in a sustained, cohesive order

SL3 communicate clearly, fluently and purposefully as an individual and in dialogue with other speakers

SL4 use register appropriate to audience and context

SL5 listen to and respond appropriately to the contributions of others.

Key Activities / Homework Specific skills required for each question as per assessment objectives tested through exam question/coursework.
Assessments Remaining two pieces of coursework (including drafts) and continued exam practice – unit by unit. Weekly.
Suggest reading & support materials Exemplar work for coursework and exams. Intervention strategies and electives for students requiring additional support.

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives From the specification:                                                                                                                                                                              AO1: Reading

R1 demonstrate understanding of explicit meanings

R2 demonstrate understanding of implicit meanings and attitudes

R3 analyse, evaluate and develop facts, ideas and opinions

R4 demonstrate understanding of how writers achieve effects

R5 select for specific purposes.

AO2: Writing

W1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

W2 sequence facts, ideas and opinions

W3 use a range of appropriate vocabulary

W4 use register appropriate to audience and context

W5 make accurate use of spelling, punctuation and grammar.

AO3: Speaking and listening

SL1 articulate experience and express what is thought, felt and imagined

SL2 present facts, ideas and opinions in a sustained, cohesive order

SL3 communicate clearly, fluently and purposefully as an individual and in dialogue with other speakers

SL4 use register appropriate to audience and context

SL5 listen to and respond appropriately to the contributions of others.

Key Activities / Homework Continued exam/essay writing with focus on specific skills – language analysis/inference etc.
Assessments Final coursework – submitted. Continued exam questions/ full mocks in timed and controlled conditions.
Suggest reading & support materials Possible intervention strategies – closer to the exam date to ensure learners achieve.